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Minot State's Diondra Denton (44) shoots a 3-pointer during a women's college basketball game Friday at the MSU Dome in Minot.

MSU women fall to Crookston, need help for home playoff game

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Today’s regular season finale will determine if the Minot State women’s basketball team will accomplish its preseason goal of hosting a home playoff game, or if the Beavers will instead be road bound. MSU had a chance to clinch a home playoff berth Friday, but needed a victory over ...

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Mason Diehl (24), a junior forward for the Magi, takes a swing at goal while Bismarck High defender Kadin Sullivan (26) moves in Friday during the semifinal round of the west region tournament at Maysa Arena.

Minot High hockey falls to Demons, 4-1

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The Minot High hockey team saw Bismarck High for the fourth time this season as they faced the Demons Friday in the Western Dakota Association regional semifinal for a chance to play for the west region championship title. The past three times the Magi and Demons have faced-off, the Demons came ...

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Minot High's Devin Mikell (23) puts up a shot during a boys high school basketball game Friday in Minot.

Minot High boys basketball defeats Braves, 85-66

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The Minot High boys basketball team faced a challenge against Mandan Friday at Magic City Campus. Earlier in the season, the Magi fell to the Braves 69-66 at Mandan, but turned the home court to their advantage. Minot High exploded ahead in the first half, and didn’t stop there, as they went ...

Minot High's Kyler Stenberg (20) scores the opening goal between Minot High and Bottineau/Rugby during a boys high school hockey game Thursday in Minot. 
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Magi blast Bottineau/Rugby in WDA Tournament

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The Minot High and Bottineau/Rugby boys hockey teams played twice in the regular season, with each game yielding completely different results. MHS squeaked out a 5-4 overtime win on Jan. 22 in Bottineau, then blew out Bottineau/Rugby 8-0 on Feb. 8 in Minot. Heading into Thursday’s ...

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Minot High sophomore Paige Rosencrans (3), guarded by Mandan's Lizi Leingang (23), looks for the pass Thursday during a high school girls basketball game at Magic City Campus.

Braves outpace Majettes

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As the game went on, the Minot High girls basketball team just couldn’t surpass Mandan Thursday at Magic City Campus. The Braves won 65-60 in what was the final home game for the Majettes. Allie and Brooke Nelson lead the team in scoring during the first half, but couldn’t stop ...

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Zac Spaulding, a sophomore swimmer for Minot High, takes a breath during the 100-yard freestyle event during a high school boys swim meet Thursday against Williston at Magic City Campus.

Magi sweep Coyotes in final home meet of season

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The Minot High boys swim team finished their last home meet with a bang Thursday at Magic City Campus. The Magi bested the Coyotes 137-48 for a convincing win. The Minot boys swept the top three in five of the 12 events and finished first place in every event but one Thursday. Williston ...

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Magi sophomore Kelby Armstrong on top of Century's Hayden Johnsrud in the West Region 106-pound championship match. Armstrong wrestled to a 12-2 major decision victory.

Brotherly love

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An exhausted Kelby Armstrong wanted to go home. His older brother Brody Armstrong wouldn’t let him. While Minot High wrestling practice was over, their extra training session wasn’t. “Last year, I told him what it’s going to take to be on the top and win a state title,” senior ...

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Bishop Ryan's Kersey Harris against Northern Lights' Cade McCloud earlier this season during a triangular meet at Bishop Ryan.

Local wrestlers aim to make an impact at state

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The end of the wrestling season draws near with state championships waiting to be claimed. Three days of Class A and Class B action inside the Fargodome will settle another grueling campaign. Local wrestlers from around the region are hoping for a memorable conclusion to the 2017-18 ...

Earnhardt honors father and connection to Goodyear in new ad

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ralph Earnhardt died in 1973, almost a full year before his grandson was born. Dale Earnhardt Jr. had seen photos of his grandfather and listened to stories about the first racer in the family, but he never felt as if he knew the man. Then Dale Earnhardt Sr. ...

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Minot State's Mitchell Eull, top, pins Northern State's Justice Horn, bottom, en route to become the schools all-time career wrestling wins leader with 86.

Record-breaking night

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Tuesday was already going to be a special night for Mitchell Eull no matter what. It was the last time the Minot State senior heavyweight wrestler was going to compete on the mats he called home for the last five years. But there was so much more on the line. With one victory, he’d ...

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Minot High junior Lily Bonebrake, center, celebrates her goal with teammates Carson Abrahamson, left, and O'Malley Eslinger, right.

Majettes hockey ends regular season with a win

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The Minot High girls hockey team ended its regular season on the right foot Tuesday as it faced Mandan for its final game of the 2017-18 season. The Majettes defeated the Braves with a convincing 5-1 finish. The game started off back and forth. Each team only had one shot on goal and were ...

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Minot High sophomore Paige Rosencrans (3) drives the lane in a West Region girls basketball game Tuesday evening against Bismarck St. Mary's. Rosencrans made two free throws in the final second to force overtime.

Majettes stun Saints in overtime

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Five tenths of a second on the clock and sophomore Paige Rosencrans stepped to the free throw line with the Minot High School girls basketball team trailing by two. Nothing but net on the first. Bismarck St. Mary’s called a tactical timeout. Both teams came out of the full timeout early ...

Four Minotauros Named Top Prospects

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Four Minot Minotauros were selected to play in the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan on Feb. 27 and 28, the league announced Monday. Forward Austin Dollimer, defenseman Jake Rosenbaum, and goaltender Samu Lonkila will play for Team Central, while ...

MSU wrestling’s Eull chases school record in home finale

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Minot State senior Mitchell Eull will chase a piece of school history on Tuesday (Feb. 13) when he and his teammates host Northern State for a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference dual beginning at 7 p.m. in the Minot State Dome. Eull enters Tuesday’s dual tied with Steve Lipp for the ...

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Kyler McGillis, 34, of St. John, guards Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood’s Cole Southam in a high school boys basketball game on Jan. 8. McGillis hit his 1,500th career point during this game. Photo courtesy of Al Christianson.

Eye on the prize

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It’s been hard not to notice the complete domination coming from Region 4 boys basketball. The St. John boys basketball team could be on its way to an undefeated regular season, with big postseason goals. “We really want to get the monkey off our backs and finally get to state,” senior ...

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Minot State's Skyla Neubauer (4) connects with a pitch during a women's college softball game Sunday in Minot.

MSU softball breaks in bubble with weekend sweep

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It might have been a home tournament for Minot State softball, but there was a lot of environmental aspects the Beavers weren’t yet used to. Saturday and Sunday marked the first contests the Beavers have played in their newly constructed air-supported bubble at Herb Parker Stadium, forcing ...